February 03, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 5


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

FEBRUARY 17, 2016, 2pm EST: Managing Multi-Sourced Lab Informatics Teams

There is no denying that a high performance project team is extremely beneficial. Join us for this 1-hour webinar to learn how to tackle the unique challenges presented by establishing and managing a Multi-Sourced Lab Informatics Team.

Khemia Omega 11: Ad Hoc Queries

In almost every laboratory, a group of standard queries are developed within the LIMS. This prearranged group of queries covers 80-90% of the queries most laboratories and analysts will ever need. It is that “other” 10-20% of unique queries that can and will be the sticking point. It is often the lack of quick, customizable queries that can trip up productivity or limit quality control checks. Khemia’s Omega 11 offers an ad hoc query writer to overcome this.

Empower 3 Implementation – The 4 Dos and Donts

Learn the Do's and Don'ts of Waters Empower 3 implementation to ensure successful implementation, deployment, and validation.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE: FEBRUARY 19, 2016 - Sources Sought Notice: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), located on Fort Detrick, Maryland

DUE February 12, 2016: Request for Quotation - Lab. Analysis for Environmental Water Samples

The Bureau of Reclamation intends to issue a Request for Quotation for a firm fixed-price Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide Laboratory Analysis for Environmental Water Sampling Services (Inorganic Parameters
 Recent News

02/03/2016 - Case Study Shows How Configurability Saved a Small Biopharmaceutical Significant LIMS Costs

Dataworks Development, Inc. has released a case study detailing how Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ: GNCA) is enjoying significant cost and time savings in LIMS application by utilizing Freezerworks, its sample management software program, to also manage clinical test result data.

02/02/2016 - Top Benefits for taking a Pittcon Short Course

Gaining Approval for Laboratory Informatics TrainingCSols, Inc., the premier Laboratory Informatics Consultancy in North America, will be teaching seven short courses at Pittcon, March 6-10, 2016, for the 10th year in a row. From their years of experience as a thought leader, moderator, and teacher at the conference, CSols has compiled the top 10 benefits for attending a Short Course at Pittcon 2016.

02/02/2016 - See What Your LIMS Could Look Like at PITTCON 2016!

Booth #4063, Atlanta GA USA March 7th – 10th 2016The ease of configuration offered within Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) will be showcased at PITTCON by Autoscribe Informatics. Visitors to Booth #4063 can see a sample registration/submission screen tailored to their exact requirements. Visitors simply need to stop by Booth #4063 with a sketch of how they would like the screen to look and let Autoscribe Informatics staff configure it before their very eyes!

02/02/2016 - CloudLIMS is awarded the Bronze for the Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year at the Fifth Annual Best in Biz Awards 2015

CloudLIMS is awarded the Bronze at the Fifth Annual Best in Biz Awards 2015 for its ability to offer value added services to their customers, prompt and timely responses, fast turnaround of issues and the ability to get repeat and new business from customers.

01/28/2016 - DNAnexus and Sapio Sciences Collaborate for Seamless Integration of Laboratory Information Management System and Cloud Bioinformatics Solution

DNAnexus Inc., the global leader in cloud-based genome informatics and data management, today announced the integration of its cloud-based genomics platform with Sapio Sciences’Exemplar Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) solution for clinical and research labs.

01/27/2016 - New Automation and Screening Technologies Designed to Accelerate Innovation and Enhance Productivity on Display at SLAS

New technologies designed to improve efficiencies and productivity in the lab and enable the customization of automated workflows are on display this week at the 5th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), booth 707, at the San Diego Convention Center.

01/26/2016 - Georgia's Largest Public Health Agency Signs Deal With Clinlab for New Lab Information System

Clinlab, Inc., a subsidiary of Rennova Health, Inc. that develops and markets laboratory information and automation systems, announced today it has entered into an agreement with the Fulton County Department of Health & Wellness to provide technology for faster, more efficient processing and reporting of lab tests.
 Upcoming Events

FEBRUARY 12 - 27, 2016: American Academy of Forensic Sciences - 68th Annual Scientific Meeting

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 68th Annual Scientific Meeting will take place February 22-27, 2016, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. More than 4,000 international scientists will assemble to discuss issues facing forensic science and the efforts to embrace global cooperation and consensus building among forensic professionals.

FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 4, 2016: 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition

The 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 29 - March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and e-sessions, plus preconference symposia and workshops.

MARCH 6 - 10, 2016: Pittcon 2016 Conference and Expo

PITTCON IS THE WORLD’S LEADING CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION FOR LABORATORY SCIENCE. This dynamic global event offers a unique opportunity to get a hands-on look at the latest innovations and to find solutions to all your laboratory challenges. The robust technical program offers the latest research in more than 2,000 technical presentations covering a diverse selection of methodologies and applications. Pittcon also offers more than 100 skill-building short courses in a wide range of topics and the once-a-year chance to network with colleagues.

APRIL 12, 2016: CrimeLab 2016

The CrimeLab Criminological Technology Fair is a specialist industry event at which producers and distributors of products and services used in criminological technology and potential customers, including scientists, can meet. The idea of the CrimeLab Fair is not only to create room for business meetings and the presentation of offers, but also to convey specialist knowledge in the area of laboratory criminology. The fair’s programme will include many additional events promoting scientific achievements, modern technologies, and research methods used in criminology.

APRIL 12 - 13, 2016: Compound Management in Industry and Academia Conference

The SLAS Conference on Compound Management in Industry and Academia will assemble key individuals who share the aims of providing their organizations the right compound at the right time and in the best possible quality, to allow the generation of meaningful screening, pharmacological, toxicological or ADME profiling data.

APRIL 19 - 20, 2016: 2016 Paperless Lab Academy

The Paperless Lab Academy is the ideal learning platform, for those considering consolidating, integrating and simplifying laboratory data management systems.
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